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Police investigating homicide at Wild Horse Pass Casino parking garage

Posted at 5:41 AM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 21:01:44-04

CHANDLER, AZ — The Gila River Police Department is investigating a homicide at Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler.

Police officials said a shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday at a parking structure next to the casino.

Police say they were near the parking garage when they heard gunfire and went to investigate. When they got to the level of the garage that the incident was on, police say they found 37-year-old Jonathan Lorenz actively shooting at a woman who was running away. There was also a man that was shot laying on the ground of the garage. That victim, 52-year-old Phillip Bachelder, did not survive.

Officers then exchanged gunfire with Lorenz, who fled on foot and was eventually taken into custody. Lorenz, the woman who fled, and the officers were not seriously injured.

Police have not said what led up to the shooting, but believe everyone that was involved has been located.

Lorenz faces charges for first-degree murder and aggravated assault.